How to Carve a Watermelon

Have you ever carved a watermelon, like you would a pumpkin? The idea didn’t occur to me until I was approached by Stephanie from the National Watermelon Promotion Board about participating in the Watermelon Carving Contest Blogger Challenge.  The challenge sounded fun so I enthusiastically agreed. And then our watermelon arrived. My husband and I stared at it, not quite sure where to begin. Fortunately, there are carving recipes on the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s website. And there’s a category in the contest for duplicating one of those recipes.There are six categories altogether; the other five categories are for original creations. We were inspired by the turtle carving and decided to make a crab, in honor of our home state, Maryland. It was a lot easier than we thought and a lot of fun, too. First, we (and by we, I mean my husband; I took photos) cut the watermelon in half. Then, he scooped out the insides of each half with an ice cream scoop – … [Read more...]